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What Is The Best Soft-Plastic Fishing Lure For Largemouth Bass?

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#16 hoosierbass07



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Posted January 23 2014 - 05:17 PM

  1.  Yum Yum-Dinger five inch watermelon seed.  


  2.  Berkiley Powerbait worm seven inch in electric grape color.  


  3.  Any Lizard during the spring.  


  You might want to get a book or two from the library or inter-library loan.  The number one plastic worm loving book is "In Pursuit of Giant Bass" by Bill Murphy.  He has a chapter on high percentage lures and puts live bait on top with plastic worms right behind and far behind - jigs, spinnerbaits and crainkbaits.  I get the impression from his book he had little use for anything but live bait and plastic worms because live bait and plastic worms work so good throughout the whole year (at least for him in California).  

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Posted January 24 2014 - 01:59 PM

1. Roboworm Fat in Bold Bluegill.


2. Zoom Baby Brush Hog in Green Pumpkin


3. Zoom Super Fluke in White Pearl.

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Posted January 24 2014 - 06:26 PM

There, pick your favorite 3 out of those 19 choices....lol.


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Posted January 24 2014 - 07:06 PM

This anecdotal research is all well and good, but shouldn't you make a few phone calls to large soft plastic manufacturers?  This would probably give you a more comprehensive national and regional perspective on what colors sell the most.
Just saying . . . reminds me of the old Zen Koan, where a guy rushes into a pottery shop, and inquires of the owner, "I need the best pot you got, for a present for my future father-in-law."  And the shop owner turns, waves his hand around the shop and explains, "They are all the best."

Nothing gives encouragement like criticism............just saying!

Zoom pumpkin ribbon with chartreuse tail
Baby brush hog- any color

#20 geo g

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Posted January 24 2014 - 07:08 PM

Day in and day out I choose these three.


1).  Zoom Trick Worm - watermelon red or black, You can Texas rig, put it on a light jig head, or wacky rig with a small jig head.  Works great in south Florida. :respect-059:


2). Senko type baits, BPS make a good one, at a good price - * 4 inch size*  watermelon anything, or Okeechobee color. :respect-059:


3). Gambler E-Z swimmer, or Gambler Big E-Z - Throw it out and steady reel back.  Try various speeds. :respect-059:

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Posted January 24 2014 - 07:15 PM


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Posted January 24 2014 - 07:30 PM

I like the idea of calling up manufacturers to see what their most popular styles and colors are in terms of sales, that may be one of the closest indicators of what's "best."


One other thing I wanted to note was that, since it is a persuasive essay, don't forget to explain why your control pond is ideal to be a control pond in order to determine the best soft plastic. The best persuasive essays consider and shut down counterarguments and considering this topic, I think one big one to address will have to be the the external validity of the experiment that you're conducting on your own since you are restricted to one body of water, in a particular region, with its own combination of life in it, ... etc etc.


Unless your teacher for the course is also an avid angler with a good understanding of the sport, you shouldn't have too much of a problem with this area. I also took AP English in high school and wrote an article on catch and release that ended up in the local paper. Writing about something you really enjoy and care about makes writing more enjoyable for both you and the reader because your passion will show through your work! Good luck and have fun with it!

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Posted January 26 2014 - 05:05 AM

The Rage Rig with a 4/0 1/4oz verticle drop weighted hook and Rage craw, Falcon Lake,Candy and Green Pumpkin.As the lure drops vertically the claws flutter fast and thats what attracts the big ones.So go out there and catch those lunkers

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#24 CD1542


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Posted January 26 2014 - 11:23 AM

My three would be:


         1.Zoom Baby Brush Hog- Watermelon/Red Flake, Watermelonseed

         2. Zoom Dead Ringer 4"- Red/Black core

         3. My own hand poured 6" curly tail worm- Black

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Posted January 26 2014 - 12:14 PM

There really is no single best lure, but if it came down to only using one thing it would have to be a 5" senko. I hate using them because its so easy to fish them but they flat-out catch fish any way you rig them.
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#26 Mike L

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Posted January 26 2014 - 01:21 PM

For me it's...


Any type of stick bait...Senko, Trick worm etc


Super Fluke


Brush Hog





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Posted January 29 2014 - 04:27 PM

Similar to the ongoing trend I'd say:


Stick bait. (finesse approach)

Brush Hog (wide range of applications)

Creature/craw bait: Strike King Rodent, Berkley Pitboss, Rage Tail craw (great for pitching/flipping scenarios)


Basically get away with 2 colors if you want to generalize:

Black w/ bright flake (dirty water) Green pumpkin(clear water)

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